Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Robert De Niro
Writer: Eric Roth
Cast: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup, William Hurt, Timothy Hutton, Michael Gambon, Mark Ivanir, Joe Pesci, John Turturro, Lee Pace
A morally upright, young man Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) is recruited for a career in the newly founded predecessor of the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Influenced by widespread Cold War paranoia in the office, Wilson’s idealistic outlook turns suspicious. His distrust of his co-workers grows as he ascends in rank to an influential veteran operative. Ultimately, his dedication to his work comes a a price; leading Wilson to sacrifice his ideals and eventually, his family.
Edward Wilson: “If we continue down this road, there will be a third world war. I don’t think either of us wants a real war.”
Ulysses: “What would you do for a living then?”